December 7, 2023

US: Stanford rape case judge Aaron Persky removed from office

A US judge who was widely criticised for his leniency towards a campus rapist has been removed from office by voters. Judge Aaron Persky handed Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner a six-month sentence in June 2016. But county judges in California are elected, and if a petition to remove them from office garners enough signatures […]

Lenient sexual assault sentencing revives controversy in U.S.

By Maureen Foody From After another case of a judge giving two years’ probation to a Massachusetts student athlete who admitted to sexually assaulting two women as they slept raised ire on social media over the sentencing according to Reuters. David Becker is 18 from western Massachusetts and was able to avoid jail time even […]